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    Beef-Up Meals During the Month of May

    May is National Beef Month. At Isle of Capri® Lake Charles, we're celebrating with the Roundin' Up the Beef event. You can celebrate at home by beefing up your meals. Here are ten delicious beef recipes to try this May.

    1. Breakfast Burgers
    Yes, you can have burgers for breakfast. Check out this breakfast burger recipe for a beefy take on the traditional breakfast sandwich. A beef and sausage patty is topped with a spicy horseradish mayo sauce and a creamy egg. It's a great way to start the day.

    2. Beef Chili
    A list of the best beef recipes would be incomplete without including a chili recipe, and this one is our pick. Make it on the weekend, allowing it to simmer while taking care of those house chores you’ve been putting off. Your reward will be tender beef in a warm, spicy sauce. Don't forget your favorite chili toppings!

    3. Kittencal's Marinade for Grilled Steak
    There are some nights only a great steak will do for dinner. On those nights, choose a tender cut such as a ribeye, tenderloin, New York or T-bone. Marinade for at least an hour, but overnight ensures the most flavor. Check out this marinade recipe for inspiration and ideal cooking times.

    4. Parmesan Meatballs
    Here's a recipe for a classic meatball made quickly with prepackaged ingredients. Make a big batch of these to freeze for those especially busy weeknights. Serve on top of pasta, or even a soft roll for a meatball sandwich.

    5. Korean Style Beef Bulgogi
    When you're craving Korean food, this sweet, slightly spicy beef bulgogi will satisfy your appetite. You can marinate the beef for just an hour, but it's well worth the overnight soak. Serve as lettuce wraps with rice and kimchi.

    6. Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers
    Hearty, cheesy, and just a bit spicy, these Bolognese stuffed bell peppers are great alongside a crisp salad. If you're in a time pinch, you can prepare the stuffing the day before. Another option is serving the sauce over pasta: just leave out the rice, chop, sauté, and add the peppers to the sauce.

    7. Flank Steak Pinwheels
    The presentation of these flank steak pinwheels makes them perfect for entertaining, while the spinach and onion stuffing makes them flavorful. Slicing the steak into smaller segments makes for bite-sized pinwheels, perfect for appetizers.

    8. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
    Crispy on the outside, meaty on the inside, these cheeseburger egg rolls are surprisingly easy to make. Serve with a zesty mayo dipping sauce for a sure hit at your next party.

    9. French Dip Roast Beef
    Let a slow cooker do all the work for this meal. Juicy beef is made even more succulent with the savory dipping juice in this French dip roast beef. Serve on crusty French rolls for a chewy crunch with a few pepperoncinis for a little zing.

    10. Beef Bourguignon
    Don't be intimidated by the ingredients, steps and time that goes into this beef bourguignon recipe. The steps are simple enough for a beginner level cook, and the tender meat covered in the perfectly savory sauce is well worth the trouble. Serve for a special occasion with some crusty bread or over egg noodles.

    If you're still looking for more beef, head down to the Farmer's Pick® Buffet at the Isle of Capri Lake Charles. May's Sizzlin' Specials feature ribeye, prime rib and a gourmet burger bar. Come and get it every week in May, Sunday to Tuesday 4-9 p.m.

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